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Anonymous
July 3, 2004 8:57:53 PM

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Hi,

I'm thinking of buying a Digital Camera, but just have 1 quick and probably
naive question

* Can any make of SD Card be used in any camera?

Thanks in Advance

Alex

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Anonymous
July 4, 2004 2:16:58 PM

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"alexmccann" <alexmccann@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I'm thinking of buying a Digital Camera, but just have 1 quick and
probably
> naive question
>
> * Can any make of SD Card be used in any camera?
>
> Thanks in Advance
>
> Alex
>
>
Supposedly, yes, but in reality (at least in my experience) no. I've got a
Pentax Optio S which is a brilliant little camera but it doesn't seem to
like SanDisk SD cards - and they're supposedly one of the best makes.

The camera came with a free 128Mb SanDisk card but it didn't work. I had a
Panasonic card from my previous camera and tried that and it worked
beautifully so I returned the SanDisk to the shop. They sent a new one which
also didn't work. Then a third one was tried with the same result, so the
shop sourced a Panasonic one for me and it's brilliant.

Mogweed.
Anonymous
July 4, 2004 2:35:26 PM

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alexmccann wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm thinking of buying a Digital Camera, but just have 1 quick and probably
> naive question
>
> * Can any make of SD Card be used in any camera?
>
> Thanks in Advance
>
> Alex
>
>
NO
most digital cameras do not take sd cards, they use compact flash and
micro drives, the sd card is a bit of a fuji/sigma thing that has found
its way in to a few limited cameras, it is a dead duck, use cf cards !
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Anonymous
July 4, 2004 5:03:08 PM

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I have never had any problem swapping many different brands of SD, in
formats from 16MB to 512MB, cards between 3 cameras, two Pocket PCs and a
USB dongle.

Compact Flash is more popular as the size is about 10 x what the SD is and
provides for more hardware gadgets at the moment but as technology
progresses the CF flash format may disappear with it giant size and weight.

"alexmccann" <alexmccann@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:lABFc.253$757.216@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
> Hi,
>
> I'm thinking of buying a Digital Camera, but just have 1 quick and
probably
> naive question
>
> * Can any make of SD Card be used in any camera?
>
> Thanks in Advance
>
> Alex
>
>
Anonymous
July 8, 2004 7:13:44 PM

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On Sat, 03 Jul 2004 16:57:53 GMT, "alexmccann"
<alexmccann@ntlworld.com> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I'm thinking of buying a Digital Camera, but just have 1 quick and probably
>naive question
>
>* Can any make of SD Card be used in any camera?

Yes. Any camera that takes SD cards.

The HP cameras like SD 256mb cards just fine. Never a problem with
any brand I've tried. When you switch between cameras you may have to
reformat.

But I'm not sure about the newer cards marked 'high speed'. I would
check that out very carefully.

Pj



>
>Thanks in Advance
>
>Alex
>
!